Entrepreneurial Investments

Alberta-Zhejiang Global Partnership program


The Alberta-Zhejiang Global Partnership program was developed by the Government of Alberta’s Ministry of Economic Development and Trade with the Science and Technology Department of Zhejiang Provincial People’s Government, as part of the People’s Republic of China, to facilitate industry collaboration in research and development, and encourage innovative technological development opportunities in Alberta and Zhejiang for the purpose of commercialization.

The aim of the program is to provide for-profit small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from the two partner jurisdictions with assistance in establishing global partnerships, as well as accessing grant funding to support strategic, industry-driven commercialization projects that involves novel and innovative products and materials.

The Program is jointly managed by Alberta Innovates and Zhejiang Provincial Science and Technology Exchange Center with Foreign Countries (ZSTEC).

Call for Applications

The current Call for Applications for this program will be open until June 28, 2018.

Applications are open to Alberta SMEs who have previously participated in an Alberta Innovates matchmaking event in Alberta or Zhejiang. SMEs must also have an existing partner in the opposite jurisdiction and a project scope that fits within the program criteria.

Accepted projects must be in one of the following sectors:

  • Platform Technologies (ICT, Internet of Things, Mobile, Sensors, Advanced Data Analytics, Nano science)
  • Life Sciences (Biotechnology, Natural Source Health Products, Pharmaceutical and Medical Products)
  • Clean Energy (Clean Tech, Energy-saving and Renewable Energy Technologies)
  • Environmental Technologies
  • Agriculture and Forestry technologies

Submit your application for this program to Zhejiang@albertainnovates.ca by June 28, 2018.

Before submitting your application, familiarize yourself with program documentation:

Program Contact Information

Name: Sandra Candie
Title: Director, Global Partnerships
Phone: 780-450-5550
Email: Sandra.Candie@albertainnovates.ca